Adrienne Woods is a versatile cellist who performs in many different styles and formats. She adapts her performance style to collaborate with other artists and bring music to life.  Whether it is playing for an elegant classical performance with a symphony or a private intimate performance, performing on television and film, or rocking out on a stadium stage, Adrienne enjoys engaging in the true heart and soul of the music and audience.

(a picture of Adrienne's first television perfomance with the Woods Family in SC)

Adrienne's diverse background started with her first formal training, with her mother Sherry Woods (professional Violist, Violinist, Educator) and father Benjamin Woods (professional pianist, conductor, and college professor) at age 4. She soon began performing around South Carolina along with her parents and sibling Chris Woods (violinist). This early development led to a deep love and education in classical music, and Adrienne eventually ended up studying at The University of South Carolina with a full scholarship and studying cello with Robert Jesselson. It was then that she also started studying jazz briefly with Bert Ligon, the jazz professor at USC and learned the art of improvisation as well as how to groove and play other styles of music. During the summer break,  she attended a festival in Los Angeles, the Henry Mancini Jazz Institute, and it led her and her brother to Los Angeles to seek out a new life in California after graduating from USC. Adrienne continued to play classical music but also learned by playing jazz to indie to rock and hip hop in the diverse Los Angeles scene. 

 

(pictured with Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers Burnin' Up Tour) 

Since moving to Los Angeles, Adrienne has played with artists from Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Kanye West, Rod Stewart, Shaggy, Faith Evans, Mary J Blige, The Jonas Brothers, Pink, Adele, Christina Aguilera, Wynona Judd, Jewel, Usher, Ludacris, and many more. You can catch her on many television appearances from American Idol, the Voice, The Tonight Show, Storytellers on VH1, the Jonas Brothers 3D experience, various TV spots like Boston Public, Glee, CSI, How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives. Her latest adventures included two world tours, the All Of Me Tour with John Legend and the Honeymoon tour with Ariana Grande. 

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